Nicola Peard

Nicola Peard

Nicola is a creative writing student based in London. When she's not very hard at work on all the writing business, she's playing video games, reading about video games, writing about video games and making videos about video games with her pals at Clever Girl Gaming. She also procrastinates on an Olympic level, and is sure you've got something you should be doing too.
  • Doctor Who: 9.12 Hell Bent Review

    The credits roll. I don’t look at Doctor Who as I get out of my seat, pull on my coat, and shut the front door behind me. I don’t go far. Only to the end of the road, where I sit down on a brick wall. Somewhere, a fox...
  • Doctor Who: 9.11 Heaven Sent Review

    “See, here’s the thing Doctor Who,” I say somewhat spitefully as they go digging in a dress up box. “I don’t know how you think you’re going to pull off an episode like this one without Clara. I mean, if you didn’t have her snatched from him every time...
  • Doctor Who: 9.10 Face The Raven Review

    When I open my eyes, I squint into the bright light Doctor Who is shining into them. “Are you with me, Nicola? Can you see me? How many fingers am I – ” They yelp when I seize them by the front and drag them down to my eye...
  • Doctor Who: 9.9 Sleep No More Review

    “Look, I know I’ve done the whole clueless group of scientists/soldiers trapped in cramped corridors with an alien threat chasing them before…” says Doctor Who. “But I want to try something new.” “Yeah?” I sigh. “Go on then.” “Great!” Says Doctor Who. “Here, wear this.” “A helmet with a...
  • Doctor Who: 9.8 The Zygon Inversion Review

    I don’t know how Doctor Who manages to find the window, let alone smash it. But when they come flying through, they land and kick the Zygon right in the face and do a really sick flip. “Oh, Doctor Who!” I cry from my chair. “You came!” “That’s right!”...
  • Doctor Who: 9.7 The Zygon Invasion Review

    “Did you know that I’ve been running for fifty years now?” Asks Doctor Who as we trudge out from under a bridge and toward the bright lights of civilisation. “Yes, I did.” I mutter. “And as I recall, your fiftieth anniversary episode was deeply unsatisfying.” “Oh. Well.” Doctor Who...
  • Doctor Who: 9.6 The Woman Who Lived Review

    When I come to, I see that Doctor Who has relocated us to under some lovely bridge. “What are you doing?” I ask them groggily. “See, I found this really lovely…beer bottle,” says Doctor Who, holding it up. It is a nice beer bottle, to be fair. “And I...
  • Doctor Who: 9.5 The Girl Who Died Review

    “Look, I know you don’t want to speak to me…” “I wonder why.” I snap as we wade out of the Thames. There are police sirens wailing distantly. But Doctor Who looks unconcerned, and twirls a parasol on their shoulder airily as I start emptying my boots of water....
  • Doctor Who: Before the Flood Review

    While we’re waiting for the police to move on, Doctor Who pulls out a guitar and plays a tune. “What are you doing? “I’m playing a song.” “I can see that. Stop it.” “Why?” “It’s annoying and I’m trying to concentrate on what’s happening.” “But I thought it made...